A programme for children at home
Today's story: 'The Secret of the Mountain' by Rosemary Graham
Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.
Author (The Secret of the Mountain):
The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
followed by The Weather
Horizon - man and science today
The Talgai Skull is the name given to an ancient fossilised skull which was uncovered in a paddock in Southern Queensland in 1886. The skull caused a sensation in scientific circles in 1914, but it is only recently that serious attempts have been made to establish its age.
Professor N. W. G. Macintosh, Professor of Anatomy at the University of Sydney, believes the skull could throw light on the origin of the aborigines-to link them with remains of other ancient men found in Java. The first task facing Macintosh was to discover exactly where the skull was found, and the bulk of the film traces the fascinating detective work that went on in the small rural communities of the Darling Downs in Queensland, and the frustrations involved in getting accurate information so long after the event.
This film won the 1968 Australian Golden Reel Award for Documentaries
Professor N. W. G.
A comedy film series which recognises the difference
Starring Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin as Paula and Dick Hollister
with Jack Cassidy as Oscar North, Kenneth Mars as Harry Zarakardos
Knock knock who's there
...as if I care a rap!
Looking at the news and the men behind the news in the world of money
Introduced by Brian Widlake, Graham Turner
with John Tusa
including a Christmas report on the games people play. This is the time when budding property tycoons learn their strategy on the monopoly board and family unity is threatened by grim tension over a game of ludo. Two-thirds of all games are bought for Christmas and each year incredible ingenuity goes into the production of new games.
Brian Widlake reports on the game behind the games you will be playing this Christmas, and John Tusa reports on toys for the executive who has everything.
post that mentions
from the Aldeburgh Festival Concert Hall
A weekly series featuring some of the world's top jazz artists in concert
Tonight: Salena Jones and The Trombone Band
Introduced by Benny Green
Salena Jones and Eddie Harvey appear by arrangement with Harold Davison
See colour feature on centre pages
A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley